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Recruitment #24-004608-0001



PHY 006


Maryland Department of Health
Calvert County Health Department
975 Solomons Island Rd N
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Main Purpose of Job

The Calvert County Department of Health seeks a visionary executive to lead its public health programs affecting the County, including Health Equity, Environmental Health, Health Promotions, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Vital Records, Family & Reproductive Health Services, Comprehensive Domestic Violence, Behavioral Health, and Crisis Response services. This individual selected will serve as the County Health Officer under the authority of the Maryland Department of Health and the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.

The Calvert County Department of Health is a comprehensive local health department with a staff of more than 275 employees and an annual budget of approximately $21 million.  This position is the ideal role for a driven, highly competitive health professional eager to make a significant impact within a rural community. The Health Officer will advise and/or consult with the County Administrator, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, and the State Department of Health. The Health Officer will play a critical role in protecting and improving the health of people living in Calvert County.

The Health Officer is responsible for the formulation, development, and execution of public health programs reflecting State and local needs and application and/or enforcement of appropriate State laws and regulations of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Calvert County. Essential job functions and assigned duties include the following:  

  • Administer public health programs for Calvert County, including the management of personnel, funds, facilities, and all assets of the Department. 
  • Administer the Department’s nearly $21,000,000 operating budget, comprised of Core Public Health Funding; County, Federal, and State grant funding; and revenues derived from fee collections.
  • Responsible for the development, promotion, and management of public health programs for Calvert County, including evaluating community needs and initiating new programs as deemed necessary to meet State and County objectives and to achieve a healthy population. Provide clinical oversight of public health programs in the Department. 
  • Enforce Federal, State, and County laws, rules, and regulations to protect the public health and safety of the population. Direct the development and revision of Departmental policies and procedures in accordance with these rules and regulations. 
  • Propose Federal, State, and County laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the administration of health services. Provide testimony to the State Legislature and Board of County Commissioners as appropriate concerning new or amended legislation affecting the Department. 
  • Develop tools to monitor or address behavioral causes of disease.


Qualified candidates must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university, a master’s degree in public health and have two years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health.


Applicants for this classification must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of the current license or license number and expiration date must be attached to the application.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The Maryland Department of Health offers the following benefits:

  • Meaningful Work
  • Excellent Health Benefits Package, including Medical, Vision, Prescription and Dental
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Reduced Child and Health Care)
  • Generous Leave Benefits (6 Personal Days, 12 Regular Holidays, Annual Leave, 15 Sick Days)
  • Retirement
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Flexible Work Schedules (where applicable)
  • Free Mass Transit (Baltimore metro area)

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Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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